Created by Nothing

I am writing a news article on the origin of everything, and wanted to blog on a couple of thoughts.  There are basically two ideas about how everything came to be.  One is that an intelligent “being” created all things.  As a Christian who believes the Bible is true, I say this intelligent “being” is none other than the eternal living God of the Bible,  Who has the power to do all things. 

The second idea is that an eternal nothing created all things.  However, this idea violates the First Law of Thermodynamics which states that neither matter nor energy can be created nor destroyed.  So how can nothing with no power, no intelligence, and no actual presence do anything? 

One “explanation” supposes gravity to be negative and matter positive. Since they are equal to each other, a positive (matter) minus an equal amount of negative (gravity) equals nothing.  There you have it!  No violation of the First Law of Thermodynamics, you start with nothing you end with nothing.

I think we can demonstrate this to be nonsense.  If you jumped out of a twenty story building, there is something called gravity that will have an effect on your body.  Gravity will draw you to something material, and in this case, it is the ground.  Does gravity being negative and ground being positive  cancel each other out so that you would essentially hit nothing?  Of course not! The Bible warns us about vain imaginations (Romans 1:21).

Rich Stepanek

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